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congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
callus - area of thick hard skin
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise